Science and Sustainability
"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change." Evolutionary Theory
Podcasts: Sustainability & Behavior Analysis
In this episode, Criss Wilhite joins Dr. Kelly and shares her journey into behavior analysis and its intersection with her “hippy” lifestyle practices. Criss also discusses the progression of the behavior analysis program at Fresno State and how sustainability has become an integral focus of the University. As a professor, Criss assigns self-management projects, which require students to increase and decrease behaviors related to creating a more sustainable lifestyle, while incorporating behavior analytic practices. To connect with Criss, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publications: Sustainable Behavior Change
Geller, E. S. (1991). Behavior analysis and environmental protection: Where have all the flowers gone?. ?, ?, ?, 269-273.
Special Interest Groups
Behavior Analysis for Sustainable Societies (BASS) is a special interest group (SIG) of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABA:I). BASS is dedicated to discovering behavioral solutions to the problems concerning reducing pollution, promoting sustainable environments, and conserving resources. BASS Website/Blog provides a wealth of information related to initiatives that others are undertaking as well as information about what you can do. The BASS-SIG Facebook page provides readers with frequent discussion on hot issues.
Awards & Scholarships for Behavior Analysts
Purpose: To support research using behavior analysis concepts and principles to promote sustainable practices/environmentally friendly behavior change. Any applied, basic, or translational study with a primary goal of increasing understanding of human behavior and environmental preservation/enhancement is eligible for consideration.
The purpose of the Sustainability Award is to support a HABA member in fostering an environment that promotes sustainable practices in Hawai'i. Applicants to be considered will plan to carry out activities designed to support or educate the community in living sustainably. This award was initiated by Dr. William Heward in 2016.